Little Round Table


The Little Round Table was started in January 2010 and is for TVCWRT members who want to get together one night a month with their fellow American Civil War buffs in an informal rec room environment and discuss a pre-designated topic. The discussion is led by a member whose purpose is to not-so-gently steer the discussion to keep it on topic. "Discuss" is the key word here, although presentations are welcome - particularly for arcane and hard-to-research subjects - anyone thinking of leading one of these topics does not have to come with anything more than a basic discussion outline and a good understanding of the topic they are leading.

Monthly leaders overwhelmed by their task are encouraged to assign the discussion leadership of subtopics to specific "willing" LRT members during the prior month's meeting.

2020-2021 LRT Schedule (revised)


August 27, 2020 – Vicksburg Campaign 2 - Bayou and Canal Operations

Led by Fred Forst

September 24, 2020 - Vicksburg Campaign 3 - Porter Moves South – Grand Gulf

Led by Jeff Ewing

October 22, 2020 – Vicksburg Campaign 4 - Grierson's Raid & Snyder's Bluff

Led By Arley McCormick

January 28, 2020 – Vicksburg Campaign 5 - Port Gibson to Jackson

Led by Jeff Ewing


Vicksburg Campaign 6 – Champion Hill and Big Black

Led by John Allen

February 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Vicksburg Campaign 7 – Siege Operations

Led by Emil Posey

April 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm


U.S. Cavalry At Brandy Station

6th Cavalry Documentary Discussion

Led by Jeff Ewing

May 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Vicksburg Campaign 8 – Port Hudson

& Final Vicksburg Assessment

Led by Emil Posey

June 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Trading with the Enemy

Led by Jeff Ewing

July 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Armistead and Garnet – Parallel Lives

Led by Emil Posey

August 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Western Theater July-Dec 1863

Led by t/b/d

Sept 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Vicksburg-Gettysburg - A Comparison

Led by Jeff Ewing

October 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm


How Developments In Missouri Shaped The War

Led by Fred Forst

December 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm



Former Little Roundtable – 2020 Schedule - See Above For Revisions


January 23, 2020 - John Pope, part 4 – Second Manassas

Led by John Scales

February 27, 2020 – Nat Turner

Led by Jeff Ewing

March 26, 2020 - Trading With The Enemy

Led by Jeff Ewing

April 23, 2020 - Vicksburg Campaign 1- Holly Springs to Chickasaw Bayou to Arkansas Post

Led By Arley McCormick

May 28, 2020 – Vicksburg Campaign 2 - Bayou and Canal Operations

Led by Fred Forst

June 25, 2020 - Vicksburg Campaign 3 - Porter Moves South – Grand Gulf

Led by Jeff Ewing

July 23, 2020 – Vicksburg Campaign 4 - Grierson's Raid - Snyder's Bluff

Led By Arley McCormick

August 27, 2020 – Vicksburg Campaign 5 - Port Gibson to Jackson

Led by Jeff Ewing

September 24, 2020 - Vicksburg Campaign 6 - Champion Hill and Big Black

Led by John Allen

October 22, 2020 - Vicksburg Campaign 7 - Siege Operations

Led by Emil Posey

December 10, 2020 - Armistead and Garnet - Parallel Lives

Led by Emil Posey

Little Round Table Programs 2019

January 24, 2019

John Pope (pt 1) down the Mississippi in 1862

Led by John Scales


February 28, 2019

John Pope (pt 2) & the Escalation of the War

Led by Jeff Ewing


March 28, 2019 -

John Pope (pt 3) meets R.E. Lee

Led by Jeff Ewing


April 25, 2019

Aug. 1862 to June 1863 – A dizzying 10-month

transformation of the corps commands

Led by Jeff Ewing


23 May, 2018

Two did not climb Culps Hill on July 1, 1863

Generals Ewell and Slocum...why not?

Led by Jeff Ewing


27 June, 2019 -

Peninsula Campaign 1- The decision to move the Army of the Potomac to the York Peninsula; the Siege of Yorktown

Led by Emil Posey


25 July, 2019 -

Peninsula Campaign 2 – From Yorktown to the Battles of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks

Led by Emil Posey


22 August, 2019 - Peninsula Campaign 3- Jackson in the Valley, how he influenced the Peninsula Campaign

Led by Emil Posey


26 September, 2019 - Peninsula Campaign 4 - Lee takes charge; The Seven Days Battle (Part 1,

Through Gaines Mill)

Led by John Mason


24 October 2019 - Peninsula Camp. 5 -

The Seven Days Battle (Part 2, to Malvern Hill) and the Aftermath

Led by John Mason


12 December 2019 - The Most Important New Weapon of theAmerican Civil War

Led by Mark Hubbs